The Committees' Responsibilities
The Parks and Playing Fields Committee is responsible for open spaces within the parish, including Griggs Field and the Village Green. It manages the grass cutting contract, which is put out to tender every January. The committee has responsibility for the playgrounds, for playground safety and the provision of play equipment. The committee liaises with Fremington Environmental Group and the Silvanus Trust on matters relating to the natural environment. The Parks and Playing Fields Committee also considers youth issues and manages the Beechfield Youth Centre.
Fremington Parish Council owns and maintains the cemetery in Old School Lane, Fremington. The Burial Authority, of which all Councillors are members, normally meets once a year to discuss fees and any maintenance issues which need to be dealt with. The grass and hedge cutting is put out to tender annually at the same time as the work for the parks and Fremington Quay.
The Finance & Personnel Committee has responsibility for all the Council's financial affairs, budget monitoring, recommending the annual estimates and precept, insurance and payments. Staffing matters include recruitment and retention of staff, salary recommendations, training, conditions of service, disciplinary matters, grievances and Health and Safety issues.
The Fremington Quay Management Committee is responsible for all matters relating to Fremington Quay. The Parish Council has a long lease of the land from North Devon District Council.
The Footpaths Committee is responsible for all matters relating to the 35 footpaths within the parish, including maintenance and liaison with landowners. All the footpaths are walked in the summer to make sure they are not overgrown and that there are no obstacles. The Council receives partnership funding from Devon County Council to pay for necessary works.